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Image for Beauty of Spiritual Awakening

Beauty of Spiritual Awakening

By: N/A

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Fukuoka Art Museum: 2002

Seller ID: 098936

Condition: Near Fine


A clean, unmarked copy with a tight binding. It introduces 99 artworks of paintings and sculptures that remain in Soto-Sect Zen Buddhist temples in Yamaguchi and Kyushu. It comprehensively defines the superb Zen culture that expanded in these areas in the Kamakura period (1192-1333). 176 pages. Text in Japanese. Captions to photos in Japanese and English. View more info

Mario Botta: Watari-Um Project in Tokyo 1985-1990

By: N/A

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Tokyo, Watari Museum of Contemporary Art: 1990

Seller ID: 099237

ISBN: 4900398110

Condition: Very Good


A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. 148 pages. 11 1/4"w x 11 5/8"h. Slightly scuffed cover. Small corner of front endpaper cut out. View more info

Nihon Chokoku No Kindai: Modern Age in Japanese Sculpture from Its Beginnings through the 1960s

By: N/A

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Japan, Tankosha Publishing Co., Ltd.: 2007

Seller ID: 119820

ISBN: 4473034305

Condition: Fine


A clean, unmarked copy in excellent condition. Text in Japanese. Many color photos. View more info

Image for Song of the Brush: Japanese Paintings from the Sanso Collection

Song of the Brush: Japanese Paintings from the Sanso Collection

By: N/A

Price: $28.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Seattle Art Museum: 1979

Seller ID: 136508

ISBN: 0932216021

Condition: Near Fine


Book is in excellent condition in every respect in black cloth. Sharp corners, square, straight spine, text block is solid and straight. Dust jacket shows light scuffing with one 1/4" tear at top front near spine, no edge wear. Catalog published in conjunction with the 1979-80 traveling exhibition of the same name. The collection focuses on three important schools of Japanese painting: Suibokuga (ink painting) of the Muromachi (1333-1568) and Momoyama (1568-1603) ... View more info

Image for Japan Today and Tomorrow (Number 2, 1928)

Japan Today and Tomorrow (Number 2, 1928)

By: N/A

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Japan, Osaka Mainichi Publishing Co: 1928

Seller ID: 139216

Condition: Very Good


Ex-library book with the usual stamps and markings. Large format periodical re-bound by library into a sturdy hardback with three quarters cloth cover and decorative paper boards. 10 3/8"w x 15"h. 176 pages. Newsprint text pages are fragile, age-toned and yellowing, but nine beautiful full-page color plates are printed on heavy white paper and are still in great condition. Color plates have tissue paper overlays, some with printing and one that is torn. Tex... View more info

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Children Represented in Ukiyo-e: Japanese Children in the 18th-19th Centuries

By: N/A

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Japan, The Japan Foundation / Kumon Institute of Education: 1998

Seller ID: 139800

Condition: Fine


A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. 113 pages. 8 1/4"w x 11 5/8"h. Exhibition catalog for a show that appeared in Russia, England, France, and Germany. The ukiyo-e prints of the Edo period represented here includes portraits of mother and chld, depecitions of customs and games, children's prints, and omacha-e. View more info

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Okyo and the Maruyama-Shijo School of Japanese Painting

By: N/A

Price: $45.00

Publisher: St. Louis / Seattle, The Saint Louis Art Museum / Seattle Art Museum: 1980

Seller ID: 142402

ISBN: 0891780259

Condition: Very Good


A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. Creases and small tears on spine. Sewn binding. 200 pages. 8 3/8"w x 10 1/2"h. An exhibition catalog for a show which "drawn entirely from Japanese museums, temples and private collections, constitutes a significant effort on the part of our colleagues in Japan to present to the West a comprehensive picture of the work of Maruyama Okyo and his followers, representative of the realist school of Japanese painting ... View more info

Chanoyu Quarterly: Tea and the Arts of Japan, No. 20

By: N/A

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Japan, Urasenke Foundation of Kyoto: 1977

Seller ID: 143161

Condition: Very Good


A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. 80 pages. 7 1/8"w x 10"h. Slight edge wear to cover. Many b&w and color photos and illustrations. View more info

Chanoyu Quarterly: Tea and the Arts of Japan, No. 21

By: N/A

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Japan, Urasenke Foundation of Kyoto: 1977

Seller ID: 143162

Condition: Very Good


A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. 80 pages. 7 1/8"w x 10"h. Slight edge wear to cover. Many b&w and color photos and illustrations. View more info

Chanoyu Quarterly: Tea and the Arts of Japan, No. 30

By: N/A

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Japan, Urasenke Foundation of Kyoto:

Seller ID: 143163

Condition: Very Good


A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. 80 pages. 7 1/8"w x 10"h. Slight edge wear to cover. Many b&w and color photos and illustrations. No date shown; circa 1970's. View more info

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A Japanese Reconstruction of Marxist Theory.

By: ALBRITTON, Robert

Price: $45.95

Publisher: St. Martin's Press: 1986

Seller ID: 142529

ISBN: 0333395921

Condition: Fine


Book is in excellent condition. Binding is solid and square, covers have sharp corners, exterior shows no blemishes, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. 300 pages, book draws"out the implication of Kuzo Uno's theories, and developes a powerful paradigm that resolves many of the conroversies in Marxist theory. View more info

Image for Traditions in Japanese Design: Volume I Kacho: Bird and Flower Motifs

Traditions in Japanese Design: Volume I Kacho: Bird and Flower Motifs

By: Arakawa, Hirokazu, et al

Price: $11.21

Publisher: Kodansha International: 1967

Seller ID: 128913

Condition: Good


"Whether in architecture, interior decoration, pottery, metalwork, textiles or gardens, the design concepts of Japan's artists and craftsmen have exerted a profound influence on form and ornamentation around the world." Back cover is impacted at corners, causing a visible though slight bend, not affecting page block more than a little tweak at extreme lower corner of the last 80 pages. Binding is solid and text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind.... View more info

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Recreating Japanese Women, 1600-1945

By: Bernstein, Gail Lee

Price: $9.71

Publisher: Berkeley, University of California Press: 1991

Seller ID: 134913

ISBN: 0520070178

Condition: Very Good


A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. 340 pages. View more info

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Bugaku Masks

By: Bethe, Monica; Nishikawa, Kyotaro

Price: $34.00

Publisher: N Y., Kodansha Amer Inc: 1978

Seller ID: 108273

ISBN: 0870113127

Condition: Very Good


A clean, unmarked copy with a tight binding. Previous owner's inscription inside. Price-clipped dust jacket. 194 pages; many illustrations. View more info

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Japanese Colour Prints

By: Binyon, Laurence; J.J.O. Sexton

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Robert G.Sawers Publishing: 1978

Seller ID: 140855

ISBN: 0903697041

Condition: Very Good


A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. Previous owner's inscription. A detailed history of the Japanese print, arranged by period. 5"w x 7"h. 230 pages of text, followed by 48 b&w illustrations. View more info

Image for Japanese Colour Prints from Harunobu to Utamaro

Japanese Colour Prints from Harunobu to Utamaro

By: Blunt, Wilfrid

Price: $18.95

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber:

Seller ID: 124121

Condition: Good


Ex-library copy with the usual stamps and markings. 24 pages with ten large, tipped-in color plates by Harunobu, Utamaro, Shunsho, Kiyonga, and Sharaku. 10"w x 12 1/4"h. Paperback re-bound by library in green cloth boards with wear around edges. Slight water damage to top of cover of original paper cover (pictured in photo). Introduction and notes by William Blunt. View more info

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New Japanese Architecture

By: Bognar, Botond

Price: $14.95

Publisher: N Y, Rizzoli: 1990

Seller ID: 139490

ISBN: 0847812669

Condition: Very Good


A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. 224 pages. 8 1/2"w x 11"h. Many color and b&w photos. View more info

Image for Looking for the Lost: Journeys Through a Vanishing Japan

Looking for the Lost: Journeys Through a Vanishing Japan

By: Booth, Alan

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Cary, North Carolina, U.S.A., Kodansha Amer Inc: 1995

Seller ID: 132014

ISBN: 1568360657

Condition: Very Good


A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. 387 pages. View more info

Wages of Guilt: Memories of War in Germany and Japan, The

By: Buruma, Ian

Price: $18.95

Publisher: Great Britain, Phoenix: 2002

Seller ID: 140103

ISBN: 0753813122

Condition: Very Good


A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. 330 pages. Yellowing pages. View more info

Image for Japanese Fortune Calendar

Japanese Fortune Calendar

By: Chiba, Reiko

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Rutland, Vermont, Charles E. Tuttle Company: 1981

Seller ID: 141562

Condition: Near Fine


No dust jacket. Slightly soiled full red cloth boards. Tight Japanese-stab binding. Black and white illustrations. 29 pages. 4 1/2"w x 6 5/8"h. Explanations of each of the signs of the Japanese zodiac, faced with black and white drawings. The Japanese zodiac has a cycle of 12 years unlike people of the West who divide their zodiac in a cycle of 12 months. Each year of the cycle has its own particular animal symbol whose roots of meaning, origin, and influ... View more info